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After an 11 month stretch that included two class action jury trials resulting in a settlement and a verdict combining for well over $15 million, several substantial personal injury recoveries, successful business and employment negotiations, and hundreds of satisfied clients, Tom Marrone has created his multifaceted firm, MoreMarrone LLC.
His mission: to right wrongs. His method: creative thinking, hard work, passion and compassion, and a refusal to quit.
Licensed to practice in the State and Federal courts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, Tom has far ranging experience and great success handling difficult, complex cases, especially class actions and collective actions, cases involving personal injury, employment, wage & hour claims, insurance matters, product liability, consumer protection, consumer fraud, deceptive practices, legal malpractice, and wrongful use of civil proceedings.
Tom also advises individuals and businesses on a variety of matters, including crisis prevention and crisis management. A seasoned Class Action trial lawyer, Tom also offers consultations with other lawyers on Class Action and Complex Litigation theory development, implementation, and trial strategy and tactics.
For nearly thirty years Tom has creatively, aggressively, and successfully represented people who are fighting for their rights, often against tough opponents. Tom has tried cases to Judges and juries in a variety of courts, and is among those very few lawyers who have tried Class Actions to juries, and with great success.
Tom has served as court-approved class counsel in cutting edge class actions involving, among others, privacy issues, insurance coverage, wage & hour, the Fair Labor Standards Act, health insurer liability, consumer fraud, catastrophic flooding, fire, consumer protection, property damage, and toxic substances.
The son of first generation Americans, his inspiration is personal: “When I was a boy, my father sold law books and he told me stories about the great lawyers he met; that’s where I really learned to appreciate the good things a smart, persistent lawyer with guts can do for people,” added Marrone, “I won’t be out-worked and I won’t ever give up.”
“My dad had a great admiration for lawyers who used their knowledge and their expertise to fight for people who couldn’t fight for themselves. He thought that was the highest calling, and I am very lucky that he passed that on to me. I got my toughness from my dad and my sense of justice from my mom.”
MOREMARRONE LLC OBTAINS LONG-AWAITED VICTORY FOR HOURLY WAGE WORKERS AS U.S. SUPREME COURT DENIES CERTIORARI IN “IMPORTANT” CASE, E.I. DUPONT DE NEMOURS AND CO. V. SMILEY
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) rejects DuPont’s appeal of Third Circuit Court of Appeals decision which unanimously reversed a District Court’s decision that would have let DuPont off the hook for wages in a collective/class action made up of workers who had been denied their overtime pay for “donning and doffing” uniforms and safety equipment, and for performing pre-shift and post-shift work.
SCOTUS agreed with Marrone and denied DuPont’s Petition over the Statement of Justice Gorsuch (with whom Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Thomas joined) who would have accepted the case to consider the “important question” of deference to agency interpretations of Federal Statutes.
The case will now go back to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania for further proceedings. The practical result based on this decision is that the workers have a won their case, and yields a major win for the DuPont hourly workers. The question now to be determined is the calculation of damages and how the workers will be compensated after years of waiting during this herculean fight.
Upon learning of the decision, Thomas More Marrone commented: “This is a welcome and long-awaited victory for hourly workers, and the Third Circuit decision, which the Supreme Court let stand, is a rebuke of corporate wage theft through creative bookkeeping and corporate legal maneuvers. The named plaintiffs in this case deserve special credit for their tenacity, especially Bobbi-Jo Smiley. Her perseverance demonstrates that a strong woman from a small Pennsylvania town can take on a corporate giant and win — she is an inspiration to all, not just women and hourly workers.”
This case filed is E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co. v. Smiley (Docket No. 16-1189), the petition for certiorari was denied on June 28, 2018 in the following Order: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/17pdf/16-1189_6jf6.pdf.
Thomas More Marrone has earned membership to the exclusive National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyers.